Social Work Processes

Author(s): Barry R. Cournoyer

Social Work

Compton and Galaway's highly respected SOCIAL WORK PROCESSES has long set the standard for social work practice texts. Continuing its strong emphasis upon process and collaborative partnerships between social workers and clients, the text incorporates systems and ecological perspectives, advocacy, case management, and group and community work. The book's conceptual framework supports, encourages, and organizes skill development and skill teaching in a diversity of settings and client populations. Dr. Barry R. Cournoyer updates this comprehensive Seventh Edition by including extensive use of Web-based resources and evidence-based exercises within its process-oriented perspective.


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"Its strengths are: clear, simple and reader friendly language; a deliberate effort to address current issues such as practicing in the context of managed care environment and evidence based practice; chaptersa summary, relevant exercises; use of technology based resources; numerous examples; an effort to present to reader a comprehensive approach to social work practice as a problem solving process within a systems perspective."

Part I: CONTEXT FOR DECIDING WHAT TO DO. 1. Introduction. 2. The Ecosystem Perspective and the Use of Knowledge. 3. Problem-Solving: A Process for Social Work Practice. 4. Client-Worker Partnership. 5. Authority for Social Work Practice. 6. Ethical Practice. 7. Relationship in Social Work Practice. Part II: TOOLS FOR DECIDING WHAT TO DO. 8. Engaging Potential Clients. 9. Communicating Across Cultures. 10. Assessment. 11. The Service Agreement. Part III: TOOLS FOR DOING THE DECIDED. 12. Intervention Methods to Mobilize Client Power. 13. Case Management and Formal Social Support. 14. Mobilizing Informal Social Support. 15. Building Helping Communities. 16. Teamwork for Social Work Practice. 17. Evaluating Practice. 18. Endings in Social Work. 19. Self Care. Part IV: ADDITIONAL READINGS. Reading 1. Mrs. Warren's Profession (George Bernard Shaw). Reading 2. The Strengths Perspective: Principles and Practices (Dennis Saleebey). Reading 3. The House on Sixth Street (Francis P. Purcell and Harry Specht). Reading 4. An Ecosystemic Approach to Assessment (Jane F. Gilgun). Reading 5. Social Work and the Medicine Wheel Framework (Lyle Longclaws). Reading 6. The Birky Family. Reading 7. The Stover Family. Reading 8. Variations on the Problem-Solving Theme (Ralph Woehle). Reading 9. Betty Smith. Reading 10. The Record of Change: Client-Focused Recording (Susan Steiger Tebb). Reading 11. Four Pennies to my Name: What It's Like on Welfare (Addie Morris). Reading 12. Approach and Companionship in the Engagement Process (Craig Rennebohm). Reading 13. Basic Communications Skills for Work with Groups (Barry R. Cournoyer and Katharine V. Byers). Reading 14. A Framework for Establishing Social Work Relationships Across Racial/Ethnic Lines (Joan Velasquez, Marilyn E. Vigil, and Eustolio Benavides). Reading 15. Family Group Decision Making (Gale Burford, Joan Pennell, and Susan MacLeod). Reading 16. The Clinical Utility of Models and Methods of Assessment in Managed Care (Cynthia Franklin and Catheleen Jordan). Reading 17. A Brief Solution-Focused Practice Model (Michelle MacKenzie). Reading 18. Goal Setting With Biological Families (Edith Fein and Ilene Staff). Reading 19. Action as a Vehicle for Promoting Competence (Anthony N. Maluccio). Reading 20. The Social Work Process of Social Care Planning (Miriam M. Johnson and W. David Harrison). Reading 21. Social Work, Social Care, Care Management, and User Involvement (Reima Ana Maglajlic). Reading 22. Self-Help in African American Communities: A Historical Review (Elijah Mikel). Reading 23. Does My Intervention Make a Difference? Single System Research (Robert W. Weinbach). Reading 24. Termination in Context (Howard Hess and Peg McCartt Hess). Reading 25. Burnout: An Occupational Hazard for Social Workers (Jan L. Hagen). Reading 26. Leonard Timms (Robert B. Bennett). Reading 27. The Omar Family (Khadija Khaja).

General Fields

  • : 9780534365592
  • : Cengage Learning, Inc
  • : Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • : September 2004
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barry R. Cournoyer
  • : Paperback
  • : 7th Revised edition
  • : 361.3
  • : 624
  • : illustrations